Monday, March 27, 2006

Chrysler 300 LWB To Debut At New York

Over/Under photo shows the difference between the standard and LWB 300

Chrysler will unveil the newest version of its flagship 300 sedan at the New York International Auto Show.

The Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase (available in 300Touring and 300C Hemi trim levels) grows by 6 inches over the standard car. The increase in length creates 46 inches of legroom for rear seat passengers and increases interior space by 10.2 cubic feet. Chrysler says that the 300 Long Wheelbase primarily targets the livery/limo market. I wouldn't be surprised to see it gain some traction with consumers as well, however, given the popularity of currently-available LWB cars such as the BMW 7-Series.

Chrysler also states that the 300 LWB can be ordered with some special options unavailable to buyers of the standard car such as:
  • lighted rear writing tables
  • two 12-volt power ports to handle PC/phone charging duties
  • lighted vanity mirrors and directional reading lights for rear passengers
  • custom paint colors or pinstriping
The only engine options for the 300 LWB are the 3.5L V6 (Touring) and the 5.7L HEMI V8 (300C). Lengthening modifications will be handled by Accubuilt of Lima, OH.

Press Release